Some dangerous toys that have been removed over a past year are still being sole online, a consumer watchdog organisation warns in a new news as many families are commencement their holiday shopping.
On Tuesday, a Seattle-based WashPIRG Public Interest Research Group Foundation expelled a 31st annual Trouble in Toyland report, that lists potentially dangerous toys that a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) removed between Jan 2015 and Oct 2016. Unlike automobile recalls, wherein companies might warning owners formed on VIN numbers, fondle companies do not forewarn business when their products are recalled, according to WashPIRG. Many of a toys listed in this year’s news were removed for lead, absolute magnets or other hazards.
“We should be means to trust that a toys we buy are safe,” Bruce Speight, WashPIRG director, said in a news release. “However, until that’s a case, consumers should know dual things: first, not all recalls might be well-publicized so we should check your residence for formerly removed toys and second, some toys that are removed might still be accessible online.”
According to a release, removed toys still accessible online embody a fondle glockenspiel that was removed in Feb 2016 due to high levels of lead in a paint, a remote-controlled drifting fondle removed in Jun 2016 that contains a USB charging cord that can overheat, and a pencil box with magnetized lid that might poise a health jeopardy when a magnets detach. If swallowed, a magnets can couple in a child’s intestines, ensuing in critical inner injuries, according to WashPIRG.
“Parents are a final line of invulnerability opposite fondle associated injury,” Dr. Brian Johnston, arch of pediatrics during Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, pronounced in a release. “To forestall problems with holiday toys, examination a labels, follow age-limits, and check for recalls. Above all, use common sense: The many critical injuries come from roving toys, toys with tiny tools that poise a choking hazard, toys that embody tiny magnets and toys that use symbol batteries.”
To examination other removed toys that might still be sole online, check out a full Trouble in Toyland news during www.washpirgfoundation.org.